From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Taryn
Famous American Places, Americana Merchandise and Classic Treats Highlight the Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort this summer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 10, 2019) – Guests who are yearning to the see the U.S.A. but are short on time create their own version of a cross-country road trip as they visit the Disneyland Resort this summer and explore lands, shows and attractions that bring to life iconic U.S. destinations. Guests can imagine they’re on an All-American road trip as they travel to the colorful streets of New Orleans Square, scan the beautiful Pacific coastline on Soarin’ Over California, and cruise along Route 66 with all its majestic scenery. What better way to see the country than by visiting the Disneyland Resort and seeing all the amazing places the U.S.A. and Disneyland have to offer all at once?
Cross-Country Tour Inside the Disneyland Resort
Guests can start their Disneyland Resort cross-country tour in New Orleans Square, setting off for adventure on Pirates of the Caribbean and eating delicious beignets served at the Mint Julep Bar.
Next, guests can travel to Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes to paddle down the Rivers of America on a grand “oar-venture.”
As they continue on their journey, guests can be transported by a steam locomotive on the Disneyland Railroad, and see Walt Disney’s legendary diorama of the Grand Canyon.
The next stop on the road trip crosses over to Disney California Adventure Park. At Jessie’s Critter Carousel, guests might take a spin on a rootin’, tootin’ romp in the Wild West.
Guests can then stroll along the iconic Route 66 into Cars Land, home of Luigi’s Rollickin Roadsters, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Radiator Springs Racers.
Two more stops will treat guests to the beauty of California, the country’s 31st state. They can raft down a roaring California river deep in the mountains on the Grizzly River Run, and fly through the skies looking over iconic California sites in Soarin’ Over California. They may even catch a scent of California orange groves.
At Disneyland Park
For those looking to make their road trip historical, Disneyland observes some big anniversaries in 2019:
- The Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Submarine attractions celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 14.
- On July 17, Disneyland celebrates its 64th
- Splash Mountain celebrates 30 years at the Disneyland Resort on July 17.
- On August 9, the Haunted Mansion attraction celebrates its 50th anniversary at Disneyland.
For those looking to add some American history to their tour, guests can head over to Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., to see the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction, which continues to inspire generations of guests with inspirational storytelling, a famous speech and a salute to President Abraham Lincoln.
At Disney California Adventure Park
While celebrating America, guests may encounter the most patriotic of all Super Heroes – Captain America himself! The “First Avenger” appears daily in Hollywood Land.
Next, they can head to Pixar Pier to experience a slice of the U.S.A. from an earlier era. Stretching from the Incredicoaster to Inside Out Headquarters, the design of Pixar Pier takes its inspiration from those seaside amusement parks and beachfront resorts on the California coast at the turn of the century, including such classic piers as Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz and Pacific Ocean park in Santa Monica. At Pixar Pier, guests may hop aboard the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction, riding in one of eight Memory Movers to help Riley’s emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – sort through the memories being collected.
Themed Merchandise Resort-wide
Guests who want to show their American spirit can purchase items from the new red, white, blue and beautiful Americana-inspired collection. Items include a glow necklace, plush, Spirit Jersey, Minnie Ears and more. Guests can find special details on every item including stars, stripes and Mickey Mouse-shaped silhouettes. Americana items can be purchased at a variety of locations throughout the resort.
At Curl Surf in Downtown Disney District, guests are able to purchase various patriotic merchandise through the end of July while supplies last including shirts, shorts, bathing suits, dresses and more.
Themed Food and Beverage Resort-wide
Delicious classics and new treats will be featured throughout the resort to help guests get in the American spirit:
- Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure
- Guests will be able to find favorite picnic and BBQ classics from across America, all inside the Disneyland Resort. Visitors can cool off with ice cream, munch on delicious corn on the cob and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and, for vegetarians, a veggie burger at Smokejumper’s Grill.
- Downtown Disney District
- Frozen Cherry Boba Lemonade – Available through August 26 at Wetzel’s Pretzels: Frozen lemonade with cherry-flavored popping pearls and cherry purée
- Berry Ice Creams – Available through July 31 at Salt & Straw: Birthday Cakes & Blackberries flavor, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero flavor and Fresh Sheep’s Cheese & Strawberries flavor
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.